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The awards countdown begins

Today we launch our annual Harrogate Advertiser Business Awards – the 13th iteration of what has become one of the highlights of the region’s business calendar.

Business

Marking three years of supporting recovery in Harrogate

Three years of supporting recovery from drug and alcohol addiction has been marked in the heart of Harrogate.

News

Fighting for the future of communities in the Yorkshire Dales

There are fears that the number of second homes is forcing young people out of the Yorkshire Dales. Chris Bond visited Arkengarthdale and found that this isn’t the only issue.

News
Check your bin day.

Christmas 2017 waste collection changes for the Harrogate district

Recycling and waste collection dates have been altered over the festive period.

News
Harrogate Grammar School student ready to rock!

Review: Mercury rises as Harrogate students stage Queen musical

Harrogate Grammar School opened its doors last week to take its audience through a Queen extravaganza in the Ben Elton musical of We Will Rock You!

News
Full evacuation of Leeds Bradford Airport due to fire alarm accident

Full evacuation of Leeds Bradford Airport due to fire alarm accident

Firefighters were called to Leeds Bradford Airport this morning as a full evacuation of the passenger terminal was carried out.
News

Harrogate Song for Christmas 2017: Brackenfield School year two

Each year Brackenfield infants perform an original nativity play with music.

Education
Congestion on various roads in Harrogate and Knaresborough has reached critical levels.

Authority to examine options in bid to ease congestion in Harrogate and Knaresborough

North Yorkshire County Council is to examine potential solutions to congestion problems in Harrogate and Knaresborough.

Politics

Two Harrogate men arrested after cannabis plants found in house

Police have arrested two men after cannabis plants were seized from a house in Harrogate.

Crime
Four Yorkshire restaurants named in Harden's Guide top 100

Four Yorkshire restaurants named in Harden's Guide top 100

These four Yorkshire restaurants are among the country's best for fine dining.

News
Thousands of pork pies destroyed in Yorkshire factory fire

Thousands of pork pies destroyed in Yorkshire factory fire

Supermarkets could be facing a pork pie shortage after thousands of the meat snacks were destroyed in a fire.
News
Councillors, members of the public and more in the Cairn Hotel in Harrogate for a controversial meeting on a possible relief road in Bilton. (Picture by Mike Whorley)

Dear Reader: Anger at relief road in Bilton + talking to panto writer

Despite the giant Christmas tree behind the top table, there was precious little festive spirit in a stormy meeting of North Yorkshire county councillors in the Cairn Hotel in Harrogate last Thursday.

News
Beckwithshaws Barbara Holmes in her Womens Land Army uniform during the Second World War.

Bestseller's new WW2 romance inspired by Land Girls & her mum!

A bestselling Harrogate author’s heartwarming new novel has been inspired by her late mum and dad’s lives in Beckwithshaw at the height of the Second World War.

Whats on
The ultimate crowd pleaser - Panto legend Tim StedmanTim Stedman in hilarious form in Beauty and the Beast this week at Harrogate Theatre.

Harrogate panto: how good is it this year?

Every year at this time our newspaper is asked the same question by its readers.
Whats on
The Book of Forgotten Authors

10 books to give this Christmas

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the book lover in your life? Or are a book worm yourself?

News

Harrogate's Draft Local Plan voted through but challenges continue

While the blueprint for Harrogate's future housing and employment needs was green-lit last night campaigners and councillors pledged to continue the fight.
Politics
A view of the River Wharfe from Tadcaster. Pic: Google.

Helicopter searches for 'car floating in river' near Tadcaster

A police helicopter was searching over the River Wharfe this afternoon following reports that an upturned car was floating downstream.
News

WIN: Family tickets to The Magical Lantern Festival in Roundhay Park Leeds

Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow!

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Kathryn O'Connor

The Nidderdale Voices column with Kathryn O’Connor

This week it’s the turn of TV producer Kathryn O’Connor to face the probing questions in the latest instalment of Nidderdale Voices. 
Here how she got on.

News

Did you see Harrogate on Channel 5 last night? Here's what you made of it...

The first part of the Channel 5 series about Harrogate’s Christmas celebrations aired last night, and for those of us tuning in, we all had the same question on our lips as we settled down with a cuppa - how would our town come across on national television?

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